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Bjørn Holm

Our luxury get-a-way is nestled in a coastal cottage community; situated on a high forested bluff overlooking San Juan Bay. We offer the most amazing views of the ancient Carmanah/Walbran Forest Sanctuary and the West Coast Trail – a hike of a lifetime. Wildlife flourishes in abundance. Watch bald eagles and osprey; it is a birders’ delight. Spot the black bears along the river bank. Discover the elusive Rosavelt Elk

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Bjørn Holm offers a luxury retreat – sleeps 2 – uniquely designed for intrepid travelers looking for real life experience West Coast-style. Experience stunning ocean views across San Juan Bay towards the Carmanah/Walbran UNESCO bio-sphere and the head of the West Coast Trail. Watch as boats, kayaks and marine life pass you by. Bjørn Holm showcases original artwork and traditional carvings, custom wood work, and hand-crafted furniture.  Every aspect charms. The beauty is in the detail.

Welcome to the warmth and freedom of our personal space.  Dedicated parking for our cottage available for your use as well complimentary wireless internet.  We are located in a safe community with an entry code panel.  The house is equipped with fire extinguishers, smoke, and CO2 detectors.

The Comforts of Home

The bedroom has a queen-size bed with cherry wood armoire and a writing desk; USB charging stations conveniently located. Take pleasure in quality linens/duvets/feather topper; cozy under the ‘faux’ bear blanket. Listen and watch the birds through the large opening window.

Make the Most of Your Stay

There will be welcoming treats awaiting your arrival but we highly recommend you bring your own groceries (don’t forget the liquids) and the kitchen is nicely stocked with the basics. Comfort the body; feed the soul. There’s something elemental about foraging for wild food in remote places – whether you’re buffeting the waves for Dungeness crab, mushrooming in an autumnal forest, or seeking the elusive salmonberry. Tune into nature and the seasons to find a little headspace – and hopefully some edible delights. Or choose the local cafes or pub for a night off; the food is great; highlighting local fare. The pub offers great views over working docks. All are within walking distance if you’d like to keep the car parked.

Port Renfrew is on the edge of the wilderness. Amenities are still few. Most importantly, until the gas station (currently under construction) is complete, please fill up your vehicle in either Sooke or Lake Cowichan.

Neighbouring properties are under construction so there is some noise and storage of materials impacting the surroundings but ONLY Monday-Thursday. They stop construction late afternoon Thursday. There may be some light activity on Friday. The crews are cognizant of our guests.

Being new to hosting, we are offering the basic amenities plus little luxuries that we would expect in our own home.  If we have neglected something, please do let us know.  We want to make the most of your stay!

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Coastal Experiences

Make sure you experience these wild coast array of things to tempt and taunt the senses.

  1. Distinctively Canadian

    Indulge your senses by viewing the most impressive Canadian Art collections, sampling uniquely local flavours, and experiencing our diverse history.

  2. Stay with us

    Whether you want to stay in a cozy bed & breakfast, cottage or inn, or upgrade to one of the many extraordinary resorts or vacation homes – we have it all. It’s easy to spend a relaxing or invigorating vacation here.

  3. Attend a Festival

    Art, music, and culture. Our region is a hot bed of activity year round. With the Tall Trees Festival, Bluegrass Festival, Sooke Fine Arts Show, our many Art festivals, Canada Day, Festival of trees and the Pacific Rim Whale Festival we celebrate our Island culture and environment.

  1. Hike the WCT

    The West Coast Trail is a world renowned backpacking trail. Open from May 1st until September 30th, this gruelling 75 km (47 mi) trek is well worth the challenge for the breathtaking examples of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

  2. Sea To Sky Hiking

    Discover the raw beauty and uncharted nature of the CRD. From seasoned backpackers to amateur day hikers you can traverse up to the tallest peaks and back down to the rocky shores of the Juan de Fuca by hiking historical trails.

  3. Going Coastal

    Our Coast has long been inspiration to all kinds of musicians, writers and painters. It is not hard to see why – take a walk through ancient forests with gnarled trees and green canopies, explore hidden creeks and spot eagles taking flight or bears ambling through the undergrowth.